Cheruthoni: Visitors thronged Idukki dam which was opened in view of Christmas-new year season. Over 2000 people, including senior citizen and children, visited the dam on the opening day on Sunday.
The dam will remain open for visitors till January 20.
However, the lack of speed-boating facility disappointed some of the visitors. Speed-boating was not arranged as the Forest department denied permission despite a green signal from KSEB, said a KSEB official.
The Idukki dam is opened for visitors for a month during Onam and new year seasons. Most of the visitors come to the dam to enjoy boating, which was enjoyed by many last year.
The visitors were seen taking pictures and bathing in Periyar river. At present the water level in the dam stands at 2,382 feet.